Ezekiel 34:24
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English Standard Version
And I, the LORD, will be their God, and my servant David shall be prince among them. I am the LORD; I have spoken.

King James Bible
And I the LORD will be their God, and my servant David a prince among them; I the LORD have spoken it.

American Standard Version
And I, Jehovah, will be their God, and my servant David prince among them; I, Jehovah, have spoken it.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I the Lord will be their God: and my servant David the prince in the midst of them: I the Lord have spoken it.

English Revised Version
And I the LORD will be their God, and my servant David prince among them; I the LORD have spoken it.

Webster's Bible Translation
And I the LORD will be their God, and my servant David a prince among them; I the LORD have spoken it.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Tidings of the Fall of Jerusalem, and the Consequences with Regard to the Prophet

Ezekiel 33:21. And it came to pass in the twelfth year, in the tenth (month), on the fifth of the month after our being taken captive, there came to me a fugitive from Jerusalem, and said, The city is smitten. Ezekiel 33:22. And the hand of Jehovah had come upon me in the evening before the arrival of the fugitive, and He opened my mouth, till he came to me in the morning; and so was my mouth opened, and I was silent no more. - In these verses the fulfilment of the promise made by God to the prophet in Ezekiel 24:25-27, after the prediction of the destruction of Jerusalem, is recorded. The chronological datum, as to the precise time at which the messenger arrived with the account of the destruction of Jerusalem, serves to mark with precision the point of time at which the obstacle was removed, and the prophet was able to speak and prophesy without restraint. - The fact that the tidings of the destruction of Jerusalem, which took place in the fifth month of the eleventh year, are said to have only reached the exiles in the tenth month of the twelfth year, that is to say, nearly a year and a half after it occurred, does not warrant our following the Syriac, as Doederlein and Hitzig have done, calling in question the correctness of the text and substituting the eleventh year for the twelfth. With the distance at which Ezekiel was living, namely, in northern Mesopotamia, and with the fearful confusion which followed the catastrophe, a year and a half might very easily pass by before a fugitive arrived with the information. But Hitzig's assertion, that Ezekiel would contradict himself, inasmuch as, according to Ezekiel 26:1-2, he received intelligence of the affair in the eleventh year, is founded upon a misinterpretation of the passage quoted. It is not stated there that Ezekiel received this information through a fugitive or any man whatever, but simply that God had revealed to him the fall of Jerusalem even before it occurred. לגלוּתינוּ, after our being led away (Ezekiel 33:21 and Ezekiel 40:1), coincides with לגלוּת המּלך in Ezekiel 1:2. הכּתה, smitten, i.e., conquered and destroyed, exterminated. In the clause 'ויד יהוה , the verb היתה is a pluperfect, and אלי stands for עלי, according to the later usage. The formula indicates the translation of the prophet into an ecstatic state (see the comm. on Ezekiel 1:3), in which his mouth was opened to speak, that is to say, the silence imposed upon him was taken away. The words, "till he came to me in the morning," etc., are not to be understood as signifying that the prophet's mouth had only been opened for the time from evening till morning; for this would be opposed to the following sentence. They simply affirm that the opening of the mouth took place before the arrival of the fugitive, the night before the morning of his arrival. ויּפּתח פּי, which follows, is an emphatic repetition, introduced as a link with which to connect the practically important statement that from that time forward he was not speechless any more. - It was in all probability shortly afterwards that Ezekiel was inspired with the word of God which follows in Ezekiel 33:23-33, as we may infer from the contents of the word itself, which laid the foundation for the prophet's further prophesying. But nothing can be gathered from Ezekiel 33:22 with regard to the time when this and the following words of God (as far as Ezekiel 39), of which no chronological data are given, were communicated to the prophet and uttered by him. His being "silent no more" by no means involves immediate or continuous speaking, but simply recalls the command to be speechless. There is no ground for the assumption that all these words of God were communicated to him in one night (Hvernick, Hengstenberg, and others), either in Ezekiel 33:22 or in the contents of these divine revelations.

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I the Lord will

Ezekiel 34:30,31 Thus shall they know that I the LORD their God am with them, and that they, even the house of Israel, are my people, said the Lord GOD...

Ezekiel 36:28 And you shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; and you shall be my people, and I will be your God.

Ezekiel 37:23,27 Neither shall they defile themselves any more with their idols, nor with their detestable things, nor with any of their transgressions...

Ezekiel 39:22 So the house of Israel shall know that I am the LORD their God from that day and forward.

Exodus 29:45,46 And I will dwell among the children of Israel, and will be their God...

Isaiah 43:2,3 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you...

Jeremiah 31:1,33 At the same time, said the LORD, will I be the God of all the families of Israel, and they shall be my people...

Jeremiah 32:38 And they shall be my people, and I will be their God:

Zechariah 13:9 And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried...

Revelation 21:3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them...

a prince

Joshua 5:13-15 And it came to pass, when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted up his eyes and looked, and, behold...

Psalm 2:6 Yet have I set my king on my holy hill of Zion.

Isaiah 9:6,7 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given: and the government shall be on his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful...

Jeremiah 23:5,6 Behold, the days come, said the LORD, that I will raise to David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper...

Jeremiah 33:15-17 In those days, and at that time, will I cause the Branch of righteousness to grow up to David...

Micah 5:2 But you, Bethlehem Ephratah, though you be little among the thousands of Judah...

Matthew 28:18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, All power is given to me in heaven and in earth.

Luke 1:33-33 And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end...

Acts 5:31 Him has God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Savior, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.

1 Corinthians 15:25 For he must reign, till he has put all enemies under his feet.

Ephesians 1:21,22 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world...

Philippians 2:9-11 Why God also has highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name...

Hebrews 2:9,10 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honor...

Revelation 19:13-16 And he was clothed with a clothing dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God...

Cross References
Isaiah 55:3
Incline your ear, and come to me; hear, that your soul may live; and I will make with you an everlasting covenant, my steadfast, sure love for David.

Isaiah 55:4
Behold, I made him a witness to the peoples, a leader and commander for the peoples.

Jeremiah 30:9
But they shall serve the LORD their God and David their king, whom I will raise up for them.

Jeremiah 30:21
Their prince shall be one of themselves; their ruler shall come out from their midst; I will make him draw near, and he shall approach me, for who would dare of himself to approach me? declares the LORD.

Ezekiel 21:27
A ruin, ruin, ruin I will make it. This also shall not be, until he comes, the one to whom judgment belongs, and I will give it to him.

Ezekiel 37:22
And I will make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Israel. And one king shall be king over them all, and they shall be no longer two nations, and no longer divided into two kingdoms.

Ezekiel 37:24
"My servant David shall be king over them, and they shall all have one shepherd. They shall walk in my rules and be careful to obey my statutes.

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